Red Flag Flaws

On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Government passed The Red Flag Act which allows police or the  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to storm any residents without a warrant and seize any firearms using deadly force. 

If that does not sound bad enough this violates multiple constitutional rights.  Rights such as the sixth and the second,  the sixth being the right of due process  and the second being the right to bear arms (keep guns).  Most students don’t care about guns or gun control but hopefully they care about the constitution.  

The importance of these rights are paramount to the security of the American people.  The second amendment being the only way for the people to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government.  And when a government is trying to take away the one thing that keeps them in line the American people should be worried.  And they should always remember that the first two amendments were put in place to control the government and to protect all other rights.  For an example if a robber breaks into your house the last thing you want to do is give them your gun or whatever you are using to defend yourself and deter the attacker.  The same logic applies here.  

But the thing that may concern more students is the neglect of the right to due process (The legal action is taken) This new act allows the ATF to search a home and arrest anyone in the residents and confiscate all firearms.  If we the American people allow this right to be broken nothing stops the government from doing it again and applying more laws of the sort. 

The reason you probably haven’t heard of this law until now is because the political party that supported gun ownership is the same party responsible for electing this president.  In the beginning Trump said he was against gun control but he has implemented the biggest form of gun control since the Ronald Reagan gun ban.  The American people need to stand up and do something about this before it gets out of hand. This law has already cost American citizens their lives.  A family of 4 and their dog were shot dead in their home.  This is not the American way.